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Hundreds Celebrate Independence Day in Virginia City

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Many across the country, including here in northern Nevada, celebrated Independence Day.

For those who wanted to have more of a vintage 4th of July celebration, hundreds came to the Comstock for the annual parade.

"It's an awesome small town parade," said Karen Woodmansee, parade organizer. "If you want to know what America was like, it's still up here in Virginia City."

The parade started at the 4th Ward School and ran along the historic C Street. There were many entries this year. From the Lake Tahoe Corvette Club to the Karson Kruzers, the car groups were out in full force. 

"We love coming up here seeing all of our friends and seeing all the nice cars that people bring," said Doyle Owens with the Karson Kruzers. 

How about some real horse power? Bretta Reese told us about the feeling she gets while riding down the parade line.

"It's the people that just enjoy it," she said. "Believe it or not, they don't realize how exciting it is to see the expressions on their faces when you go down the street on a horse."

On top of that, Reese says she's honored to take part in an event with such a huge meaning.

"I believe in America," she said. "I think everybody should support our troops and support America."

We also caught up with Savoy 6, which brought out the military vehicles, and some of them go as far back as World War II.

"Preservation and education, that's what we do together," said Ron McKimmy with Savoy 6. "It allows the public to be able to see the vehicles and how they were actually used by members of the armed forces."

Meanwhile, people enjoyed a fireworks show over Six Mile Canyon when it got dark.

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